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Audio Files: Best Audio Gear of 2019

From affordable to audacious, here’s our favorite new stuff from this year

Parasound NewClassic 200 integrated amp
Parasound NewClassic 200 integrated amp

Parasound NewClassic 200 integrated amp

Combine the $1,195 NewClassic 200 and a pair of great speakers, and you’ve got a world-class stereo that’s as simple and compact as it could be. The NewClassic 200’s 2.5-inch-high chassis packs in a 110-watt-per-channel amplifier, a preamp, a digital-to-analog converter, and a phono preamp that works with moving-magnet and moving-coil cartridges. It also has a fully adjustable subwoofer crossover, an extremely useful feature found on almost no traditional stereo gear.

Originally Published

Brent Butterworth

Brent Butterworth has been a professional audio journalist since 1989, and has evaluated and measured thousands of audio products. He is currently a writer at Wirecutter and editor of the SoundStage Solo headphone site; served as an editor at such magazines as Sound & Vision and Home Theater; and worked as marketing director for Dolby Laboratories. He also plays double bass with several jazz groups in Los Angeles.